Exclusive 'Tsubomi Collection' Designs Available for Purchase at Asia Society Texas Center

HOUSTON, August 28, 2018 — Asia Society Texas Center is pleased to host Volume 2 of the Tsubomi Collection, an exclusive selection of items created by Japanese designers, for the duration of the Ayomi Yoshida exhibition through January 13, 2019.

The pieces, ranging from jewelry to textiles to ceramics, represent a vibrant diversity of modern artistic expression by nine young designers. Because each piece is handcrafted, the designs are individually unique and are available for purchase in limited quantities.

Each month, from August through November, a different selection of 2-3 designers' pieces will be displayed and featured, offering an exciting monthly opportunity to return to view the new objects available for purchase. Toward the conclusion of the Ayomi Yoshida exhibition, from December through January, all the designers' items will be featured.

View or download the Tsubomi catalog here. Purchases can be made at Asia Society Texas Center's front desk during regular business hours.


Schedule of Featured Designers

July 26 – August 31, 2018

Kawakami Mina, Tanaka Akane, Yamaura Nodoka

September 1-30, 2018

Ido Misaki, Yoshimoto Yumi

October 1-31, 2018

Kudo Mai, Nishi Sanako

November 1-30, 2018

Hata Yukiko, Ono Shiori

December 1, 2018 – January 13, 2019

ALL Artists


About the Tsubomi Collection

"During my 25-year tenure at Tokyo Zokei University and Kuwasawa Design School, I've come across many talented students. Their ideas and artistic creations continue to represent Japan's trends and fashion of the day.

"This summer, we are delighted to offer several works by Tokyo Zokei University graduate students and their instructors for purchase in the Asia Society Texas Center, Houston. The students' works were selected from the many graduation projects submitted this spring. A limited time offering made available only during my exhibition.

"We've named this project our 'Tsubomi Collection' – Tsubomi meaning 'flower bud' in Japanese. May the budding talent of these young artists bloom in your hands."

— Ayomi Yoshida


About Asia Society Texas Center

With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.


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